Kevin Spacey Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

19th September 2016

Fact: Sofia Vergara, Kevin Spacey, and Amy Schumer were among the Primetime Emmy Awards guests who gratefully chowed down on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches handed out during Sunday's (18Sep16) prizegiving in Los Angeles. Host Jimmy Kimmel revealed his mother had been busy making the snacks for the stars, who typically become hungry during the lengthy ceremony. Kimmel recruited the child stars of hit sci-fi drama Stranger Things to help distribute the sandwiches.

17th September 2015

Quote: "Apparently you're not supposed to call yourself a sir if you're not actually born in England. But I'm gonna break that rule." New Jersey native Kevin Spacey plans to use his honorary knighthood as much as possible after receiving the title of 'sir' from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in her Birthday Honours List in June (15).

17th September 2015

Quote: "This is the truth from the very beginning. When I'm looking directly into that camera I'm talking to one person and one person only and that is... Donald Trump." Actor Kevin Spacey jokes about secretly directing the monologues from his House of Cards character Frank Underwood at the property tycoon-turned-U.S. presidential hopeful.

17th July 2015

Tweet: "Congrats to #Netflix/MRC (producers) & the team on #HouseofCards for 11 #Emmys noms! Proud to work w/ all & to be included too!" Kevin Spacey is flattered by the Primetime Emmy Awards recognition for the political drama, which is shortlisted for Outstanding Drama Series. The star is also up for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

1st July 2015

Fact: Actress Neve Campbell is heading to Capitol Hill to join the cast of Kevin Spacey's hit political drama HOUSE OF CARDS. The Scream star will feature as a series regular in the upcoming season four, although details about her character have yet to be revealed.

29th April 2015

Fact: Kevin Spacey was upstaged by a five year old on America's The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday (28Apr15) when the TV president tackled little MACey Hensley in a game of White House knowledge. The presidential expert was able to identify more U.S. leaders than the actor, who plays President Francis Underwood on House of Cards, and answer more questions about them, prompting a bewildered Spacey to mouth the words, "How does she know this?"

29th April 2015

Quote: "I have to tell people to shut up... I will not be the spoiler-in-chief... President Clinton (said), 'I love that part when you did that thing...' (and I said), 'Shut up!'" Kevin Spacey has to hush his famous friends when they try to talk to him about his hit drama HOUSE OF CARDS, because someone within earshot may not be up to date with the Netflix streaming series.

28th April 2015

Quote: "At the time that I made the decision there were a whole line of people who thought I was f**king crazy - my friends, particularly my agent. Because when I made the commitment I said, 'I'm gonna go for 10 years' - because I was starting a brand new theatre company from the ground up." Kevin Spacey admits his friends and colleagues thought he was mad when he decided to leave Hollywood and run London's Old Vic theatre.

10th February 2015

Fact: Kevin Spacey has landed a nomination at the upcoming British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Games Awards for his role voicing a character in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The prizes will be handed out at a ceremony in London on 12 March (15).

9th February 2015

Quote: "People who are really happy with themselves are boring. The worst word in the world is content. When I went to London, people thought I was crazy. 'Why not sit around a Beverly Hills pool collecting residual cheques?' That is not the kind of life I want. The most important thing is to be interested. It is so exciting to get out of bed and not know what is going to happen." Actor Kevin Spacey left Hollywood and relocated to London to work in theatre to ensure he is continually challenged.

12th January 2015

Quote: "This is the eighth time I've been nominated; I can't f**king believe I've won." Kevin Spacey gave the Golden Globes censors a headache during his Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama acceptance award.

12th January 2015

Quote: "They don't feed you at this event. You just get drunk. We were drinking in the car (and) then they handed us champagne on the red carpet." Actor Kevin Spacey on the alcohol-heavy Golden Globes prizegiving. The House Of Cards star is nominated for his seventh-career Golden Globe award.

12th December 2014

Fact: Actor Steve Carell put his vocal talents to the test on Wednesday night (10Dec14) by teaming up with U.S. late night host Jimmy Fallon to perform an a cappella version of Marvin Gaye classic Sexual Healing on The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon. The Foxcatcher star follows in the footsteps of Kevin Spacey, who previously joined Fallon's Tv barbershop quartet, The Ragtime Gals, to perform a unique rendition of Jason Derulo's Talk Dirty earlier this year (14).

11th December 2014

Tweet: "I jinxed the last 7 #GoldenGlobes noms by showing up, should I sit 8 out in hopes that works? To better odds!" Kevin Spacey considers not attending the Golden Globes after landing a Best Actor nomination for his role as ruthless politician Frank Underwood in House of Cards.

23rd October 2014

Tweet: "Welcome Stefan to the world! Congrats @DjokerNole and wife Jelena. Wonder if he'll master the drop shot before kindergarten." Celebrity tennis fan Kevin Spacey celebrates the birth of pal Novak Djokovic's baby son.

21st September 2014

Fact: Funnyman Bill Hader was fired as an assistant on Kevin Spacey's 2001 film K-Pax for failing to stop two actors dressed as gorillas from the nearby Planet of the Apes set walking by in the background of a scene.

19th August 2014

Tweet: "Happy Birthday to my friend and a man who changed the world by getting people to work together, President @billclinton!" Kevin Spacey wishes Bill Clinton a happy 68th.

6th August 2014

Fact: Kevin Spacey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus have swapped Tv roles for stunning new Entertainment Weekly magazine covers. Spacey dons a wig, makeup, pearls and a red power suit to take on Veep protagonist Selina Meyer, while the actress plays stern political powerhouse Frank Underwood, in a reworking of his bloody House of Cards poster. The covers were staged and designed for Entertainment Weekly's 25 Best Characters on Tv issue.

15th July 2014

Fact: Kevin Spacey is offering House Of Cards fans the chance to rehearse with him and dine at his character's beloved backstreet barbecue diner as part of a charity push to raise funds for the Old Vic Theatre in London and the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. The actor has set up a fundraiser on, where he's offering House of Cards trinkets and memorabilia - and all who sign up will be entered for the chance to join Spacey and show creator Beau Willimon at Freddy's BBQ Joint.

2nd May 2014

Fact: Actor Kevin Spacey has loaned his voice and image to the latest instalment in the Call Of Duty computer game franchise. The House Of Cards star appears in the commercial for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare as a leader of a private faction of advanced soldiers.

30th April 2014

Tweet: "Tragic news of Bob Hoskins' passing. Terrific man, wonderful actor. Proud to have directed him in Beyond the Sea. Rip." Kevin Spacey has fond memories of working with the late British actor, who passed away on Tuesday (29Apr14).

28th April 2014

Tweet: "Back to my roots today at Chatsworth Hs. The place has changed but the passion in the kids is strong as ever. Such great energy to be around." Actor Kevin Spacey paid a visit to his former California high school on Monday (28Apr14).

10th April 2014

Quote: "Everyone literally, still to this day, stops me in the street and says, 'Why won't we do a sequel to The Negotiator... and yeah, we should probably f**king do it! 'Cause you know why? They'd pay us a lot of f**king money now!" Actor Kevin Spacey is game to shoot a follow up to 1998's crime drama with co-star and old pal Samuel L. Jackson.

10th April 2014

Quote: "A Time to Kill, people still stop me to talk to me about what an important film it was, and you know, they made it into a Broadway play this year... Who played my part? Well f**k him, he wasn't any good!" Kevin Spacey wasn't a fan of Patrick Page's performance as District Attorney Rufus Buckley in the stage adaptation of his classic 1996 crime thriller. The play closed last year (13) less than a month after its official launch, due to poor ticket sales.

10th April 2014

Quote: "She came up to me before the event started and she said, 'I'm sitting on your face.' I said, 'Are you?' She said, 'I put the programme right here (under her butt).' So, for me, it's a good way to start the night!" Kevin Spacey shares a saucy joke that Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall told him as he was saluted by officials at New York's Museum of the Moving Image on Wednesday (09Apr14).

8th April 2014

Quote: "I used to write her very lengthy letters about what was happening in my career, and she'd write back: 'Dear Kevin, good for you. Loved your thoughts about my book'." Kevin Spacey was a penpal of the late Katharine Hepburn.

7th April 2014

Quote: "I've learned how to get people at auctions very drunk." Actor Kevin Spacey on how he raises funds for his London theatre, the Old Vic.

7th March 2014

Quote: "I think he is a remarkable actor. He's just going to f**king own it. I think it's a great idea and I wish him the best with it." Kevin Spacey, who portrayed Superman's arch-nemesis Lex Luthor in 2006's Superman Returns is convinced Jesse Eisenberg will make a great villain in the Man Of Steel sequel.

6th March 2014

Fact: Will Ferrell paired up with tennis champ Novak Djokovic to play against Kevin Spacey and Swiss pro Stan Wawrinka for the Desert Smash Showdown charity tennis match in California on Tuesday (04Mar14). The proceeds went to the Cancer for College charity, which provides scholarships to cancer survivors. Rebel Wilson, Joel MCHale and Redfoo from dance act LMFAO also took part.

3rd March 2014

Quote: "I think that's his win for sure. He got into the most famous selfie in the world. I'm glad I could have facilitated that." Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o is thrilled to have given her brother Peter the chance to sneak into a photo alongside stars including Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey and Brad Pitt at the Academy Awards prizegiving on Sunday (02Mar14).

3rd March 2014

Quote: "Imagine what it would be like if he won an Oscar?" Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey pokes fun at John Travolta after the Pulp Fiction star muddled Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars on Sunday night (02Mar14). Travolta stumbled over the singer/actress' name as he introduced her performance onstage at the Dolby Theatre.

3rd March 2014

Quote: "He used to be a limo driver in Minneapolis and tonight I suspect he came here in a limo - but he wasn't driving." Captain Phillips producer Kevin Spacey on his film's break-out talent Barkhad Abdi.

27th February 2014

Quote: "First of all, I think (Jesse Eisenberg) is a remarkable actor. He's just going to f**king own it. I think it's a great idea and I wish him the best with it." Kevin Spacey approves of Eisenberg's casting as Lex Luthor in the upcoming Man Of Steel sequel, Batman vs Superman.

19th July 2013

Tweet: "Congrats all on HoC's 9 Emmy nods! Crew are the best. @RealRobinWright is awesome. @BeauWillimon writes brilliantly & I am proud & honored!" Kevin Spacey is grateful for the recognition after his political drama series House Of Cards landed nine nominations for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the American Beauty star himself.

3rd July 2013

Tweet: "Go @andy_murray! Amazing match. Get some rest. I will be glued to the Tv come Friday. Wish I could be there, but will be there in spirit!" Tennis fan Kevin Spacey is cheering on Andy Murray at Wimbledon.

29th May 2013

Fact: A portrait of Kevin Spacey in character as William Shakespeare's villainous king Richard Iii is to go on show at Britain's National Portrait Gallery. The piece was painted by artist Jonathan Yeo during a 2011 production of the play at London's Old Vic, where Spacey is artistic director.

23rd May 2013

Tweet: "Congrats to @EricGarcetti for the LA Mayoral election. I'm ready for our bowling rematch so that I can win again and keep your ego in check!" Kevin Spacey celebrates pal Eric Garcetti's historical mayoral race win in Los Angeles. Garcetti has become the city's first Jewish Mayor.

16th May 2013

Tweet: "Had the pleasure to meet Adrianne in Boston. Great gal. Support her and those affected at OneBoston in their recovery." Kevin Spacey recently met Boston Marathon bombings survivor Adrianne Haslet, who lost her foot in the atrocity last month (Apr13), and urges his followers to donate to a fund helping victims to rebuild their lives.

13th May 2013

Fact: Oscar winner Kevin Spacey will give a speech to British Tv bosses at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival in Scotland in August (13).

20th February 2013

Quote: "We have this strange baby voice that we do... irritating to all... We call each other Mr. and Mrs. Schnookums." Actress Robin Wright developed an odd, close bond with her House Of Cards co-star Kevin Spacey.

8th February 2013

Tweet: "Jack Lemmon was born today in 1925. Happy birthday Jack, I miss you very much, but you live on everyday in my heart & work." Kevin Spacey takes a moment to remember his acting hero, who died in 2001.

5th February 2013

Quote: "Jack gave me the gold cufflinks he wore the night he won the Oscar for Save the Tiger. He said, 'You wear these tonight for good luck.' It worked... I remember after winning the Academy Award, I called Jack Lemmon from backstage because I dedicated my Oscar to him." Kevin Spacey on the Oscars good luck charm the late Jack Lemmon gave him.

13th December 2012

Tweet: "Frank Sinatra, a personal hero of mine, was born on this date in 1915 in my home state of New Jersey. Rip." Kevin Spacey remembers Ol' Blue Eyes on his birthday.

12th December 2012

Tweet: "Frank Sinatra, a personal hero of mine, was born on this date in 1915 in my home state of New Jersey. RIP FrankSinatra". Actor Kevin Spacey remembers Ol' Blue Eyes on what would have been his 97th birthday.

10th September 2012

Fact: Actors Will Ferrell, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany, Lmao's Redfoo, supermodel Tyra Banks and actress Minka Kelly were all in the audience at the U.S. Open Women's Final between Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams. Williams won the title 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.

21st December 2011

Tweet: "We lost a great man in Vaclav Havel. A playwright, a leader and a man who will be remembered". Hollywood star Kevin Spacey remembers the former Czech Republic leader and playwright, who died on Sunday (18Dec11), aged 75.

13th October 2011

Tweet: "Enjoying a cigar aboard the Marlin off the coast of Naples. It was Jfk's boat when he was President." Kevin Spacey enjoys the presidential treatment on vacation in Italy.

12th September 2011

Tweet: "At the curtain of tonight's last performance for Riii at the Old Vic we had a minute of silence in memory of all lost and affected on 9/11." Kevin Spacey and the cast of Richard Iii paid tribute to those who perished in the 9/11 terrorist attacks before Sunday's (11Sep11) performance in London.

8th September 2011

Tweet: "Pacino came to see Richard 3 last night. He was so kind, especially since his Buckingham in Looking for Richard is now playing Richard." Kevin Spacey was thrilled to see Al Pacino in the audience of Richard 3 at the Old Vic theatre in London.

12th August 2011

Tweet: "Played tennis for 2 hours today. You'd think doing R3 would leave me with little energy, but its just the opposite." Kevin Spacey feels energised playing Richard Iii on the London stage.

1st July 2011

Tweet: "Been putting up a little play, so haven't had time to muse. Opened Richard 3. Don't read, but I hear reviews are good. Having amazing time!" Kevin Spacey responds to favourable reviews for his Richard Iii in London.

25th May 2011

Tweet: "Dinner tonight was at Buckingham Palace with the US President." Kevin Spacey was thrilled to be part of Barack Obama's state dinner with The Queen in London on Tuesday (24May11).

3rd March 2011

Fact: The Social Network director David Fincher is to reteam with his Seven villain Kevin Spacey for a new TV drama. Oscar winner Spacey will reportedly play a ruthless politician in a pilot for a U.S. remake of hit British mini-series House of Cards, which Fincher will direct.

17th February 2011

Fact: Ben Stiller and Kevin Spacey have teamed up to pay tribute to former U.S. leader Bill Clinton in a new TV documentary, titled President of The World: The Bill Clinton Phenomenon, which will air in America on Presidents Day (21Feb11).

17th December 2010

Quote: "I was a little surprised. I'm very honoured and grateful for it because... he directed me to this performance, so for me, it feels like a tribute to George and his work and our friendship." Kevin Spacey pays tribute to his CASINO JACK director George Hickenlooper after landing a Golden Globe Awards nomination for his role as Jack Abramoff.

2nd December 2010

Quote: "I'd love to have been a writer, although I don't know if I have the skill." Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey wanted a career in literature.

2nd December 2010

Fact: Robert Redford's 2011 Sundance Film Festival is set to be a star-studded affair - Al Pacino, Katie Holmes, Kevin Spacey and Tobey Maguire are among the actors who will premiere movies at the January (11) event. Spacey's Margin Call will be viewed for the first time alongside Maguire's domestic drama The Details, while Pacino and Holmes will close the festival with the post-9/11 drama The Son of No One.

10th November 2010

Quote: "I was very honoured that The Queen decided that I should become what's called an honorary knight - because not being a British citizen, I can't be a sir. So my friends are now calling me Commander K." Hollywood star Kevin Spacey on his new Commander of the British Empire accolade.

5th November 2010

Quote: "Every time I hear that Woody Allen or Martin Scorsese or Steven Spielberg is in town and making a movie, I think, why the f**k didn't you call me? I speak half in jest..." Kevin Spacey on living in London.

25th July 2009

Fact: Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey will provide fans with an instant update service when he launches his latest theatre project, 24 Hour Plays, in London this weekend (25-26Jul09). The star will post comments on his page throughout the event, which will see actors write, rehearse and perform seven new plays in a day.

22nd July 2009

Quote: "My business partner made me drink the Kool-Aid. I've been on there for about three months and I have over 800,000 people following me." Actor Kevin Spacey on his 'addiction' to social networking website

23rd June 2009

Quote: "I would never ever think about going into politics. I would rather become a crack addict." Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey will never become a politician.

15th May 2009

Quote: "I would never ever adopt a faux British accent, only when I'm playing a Brit would I do it. My friends would kick me down the street if I did it. That would be terrible." London resident Kevin Spacey vows not to change his American accent.

23rd October 2008

Fact: Former The Corrs frontwoman Andrea Corr is to make her debut on the London stage, starring alongside Kevin Spacey and Ethan Hawke in Dancing at Lughnasa at the Old Vic theatre.

6th August 2008

Quote: "He's the coolest guy I know. He stays on top of everything. If there's a new band or new film around, he knows it before everyone else. He's one of those people who is never behind with the times." Actor/director Nick Moran always goes to Kevin Spacey for advice.

28th July 2008

Quote: "He's the tallest man on the universe (sic) (and) it's like working with a standing lizard." Kevin Spacey on working with Jurassic Park star Jeff Goldblum onstage in London.

26th June 2008

Quote: "Last summer I rented a canal boat in the English countryside for five days. It was kind of a pub crawl on water. You go from pub to pub, drinking cider. I remember quite a lot of the trip, not all of it." Actor Kevin Spacey reveals his favourite way to spend the summer holidays.

25th May 2008

Quote: "I want to announce my candidacy... to replace you. Jimmy Fallon has neither the experience nor the comedic ability to reach out to as broad an audience as I intend reach out to." Kevin Spacey bids to take over from LATE NIGHT host CONAN O BRIEN when he quits the talk show next year (09). Fallon has been announced as his successor.

21st April 2008

Quote: "Kevin called and said, 'Come play with us in Vegas'. How do you say no to that?" Kate Bosworth couldn't resist Kevin Spacey's invitation to star opposite him in gambling thriller 21.

31st March 2008

Quote: "I have a revulsion for the word celebrity. I'm a relatively ugly character who's done pretty damn well in film." Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey remains modest about his success.

4th March 2008

Fact: Oscar winner Kevin Spacey's new movie, 21, marks the third time the actor has teamed up with Kate Bosworth on the big screen - she played his love interest in Bobby Darin biopic Beyond The Sea and Lois Lane to Spacey's villainous LEX LUTHER in SUPERMAN RETURNS.

17th December 2007

Fact: Veteran singer Shirley Bassey hosted a glitzy $1 million (GBP500,000) bash for her 70th birthday on Sunday (16Dec07). Guests included SIR Elton John, Madonna, ELLE MCPHERSON, Kevin Spacey and GEORGE MICHAEL.

25th May 2007

Quote: "Tell them we're busy!" Actor Kevin Spacey berates an audience member for answering his mobile phone during a performance of Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten in New York.

2nd May 2007

Quote: "I'm still all-American. I'll vote in 2008 by proxy, and my friends congratulate me that I have not turned up with a faux British accent." Kevin Spacey on life as an American in London.

15th August 2006

Quote: "I know this is wrong but I just wanted to steal an ashtray." Kevin Spacey struggled with his urge during a reception at the British royal family's official residence Buckingham Palace.

12th July 2006

Quote: "Think about that. They both die in that movie ..." Kevin Spacey ridicules rumours that he will star alongside Gabriel Byrne and Benicio Del Toro in a sequel to THE USUAL SUSPECTS.

11th July 2006

Quote: "You have to find that delicate balance of success between being depressive and being an arrogant s**t." American Beauty star Kevin Spacey tries to keep himself grounded after becoming a successful actor.

11th July 2006

Quote: "I am what I am. I have a bald spot. It's fine. My feeling is, if it's good enough for (JACK) NICHOLSON it's good enough for me." Kevin Spacey has no qualms about balding at 46.

23rd June 2006

Quote: "I know this is wrong, but I just wanted to steal an ashtray." SUPERMAN RETURNS star Kevin Spacey on being tempted to swipe a souvenir while attending an event with Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

15th June 2006

Quote: "I like to call the look 'General Rommel goes to dinner'." Kevin Spacey on his character LEX LUTHER in SUPERMAN RETURNS.

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